Aussie Rules Football Commercial
Aussie Rules Football

The Country Of Australia Would Like You To Know That All Of Your Favorite Sports Are For Pansies.

3/26/09 in Aussie Rules Football   |   Pat   |   5234 respect



I have no idea how to play Aussie Rules football. I know it's somewhere between rugby and soccer, but I'm not all that well-versed in those sports either, so that really doesn't help me much.

The one thing I learned from this commercial is that these guys are ridiculous, and our weak little sports just aren't enough to satiate these animals' appetite for violence.

Part of me wishes that I could have been from Australia, so I could enjoy the wonder of Aussie Rules. But part of me is just thankful that I'll never have to run into one of these guys on the street. Thank goodness.
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8/3/09   |   petarae

The Wakka Man wrote:
I wouldn't want to be in Australia because EVERY ANIMAL THERE IS OUT TO ****ING KILL YOU.

some animals here in Australia only have two legs, drive fast cars, drink beer before driving and I am pretty sure that they have the same sort of animal in the good old USA. So hey we aren't really all that different from you guys you know.

7/30/09   |   abrahem_safi

i love girl

7/26/09   |   Drewcifer   |   24 respect

It's a pretty quality commercial.  Aussie Rules is a nasty sport, and a great sport.  ESPN could've marketed it much better, it's a sport that would probably do great in the US if people had better access to it.  I'm just happy Setanta gives me 2 games a week + the highlight show.

4/5/09   |   bonacci_91   |   27 respect

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But they did the worst job explaining the rules! I still don't get the scrum. Looks like a huge ball-grab to me. The question was, whose ball did you get?

BTW - Wasn't that AFL player stiff-arming the Lions. Please, my grandma with a walker could get by the Lions!

There's no scrum or try in Aussie Rules footy - thats in Rugby. Besides, some of the rules are plain BS to everyone here.

3/27/09   |   bmichael5

Maybe someone should teach those guys how to tackle...

3/27/09   |   ian_alipio1

Mind Their Own Business

3/27/09   |   The Wakka Man   |   16 respect

I wouldn't want to be in Australia because EVERY ANIMAL THERE IS OUT TO ****ING KILL YOU.

3/27/09   |   Toejam   |   22 respect

Boski93 wrote:
I feel I may be in minority, but I miss the days when ESPN would show Aussie Rules Football.

it was one of my favorite ESPN sports to watch back in the day, i liked the goal judges in the white lab coats, would love to see a game live.......

3/26/09   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

wrote:
But they did the worst job explaining the rules! I still don't get the scrum. Looks like a huge ball-grab to me. The question was, whose ball did you get?

BTW - Wasn't that AFL player stiff-arming the Lions. Please, my grandma with a walker could get by the Lions!

Yes that was true, since they just played the feed from the ABC. ESPN did not do a stellar job trying to help the viewing public out with the nuances of the game. I had to get one of those "Rules of the Game" books to understand it better.

3/26/09   |   Brendanc8504

wrote:
But they did the worst job explaining the rules! I still don't get the scrum. Looks like a huge ball-grab to me. The question was, whose ball did you get?

BTW - Wasn't that AFL player stiff-arming the Lions. Please, my grandma with a walker could get by the Lions!

I thought it was the cowboys.....either way the sentence is true. Just insert either cowboys or lions in Wordsmith's sentence

3/26/09   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

MarkTheShark wrote:
Geelong with the try from 31 meters,...........it's good!

Oh the battles between Fitzroy and Essendon.

3/26/09   |   Brendanc8504

drn0iswatr wrote:
 everything went south for them when Crocodile Dundee 2 came out.

yeah, and I think they lost a lot of credibility when the crocodile hunter died

3/26/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

 everything went south for them when Crocodile Dundee 2 came out.

3/26/09   |   MarkTheShark   |   590 respect

Boski93 wrote:
I feel I may be in minority, but I miss the days when ESPN would show Aussie Rules Football.

Geelong with the try from 31 meters,...........it's good!

3/26/09   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

I feel I may be in minority, but I miss the days when ESPN would show Aussie Rules Football.

3/26/09   |   Brendanc8504

The country of America wants Australia to know that we didnt watch their movie........we knew it would suck

3/26/09   |   guylake   |   321 respect

(Edited by guylake)

Interesting they went with the Dropkick Murphys (American) for their tough guy music when they could have reached into their own backyard for AC/DC.

3/26/09   |   Brendanc8504

I'm not really sure how to interpret the commercial, but if we keep changing our rules in the leagues here at home, its only a matter or time before other countries start making fun of us

3/26/09   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

Shut Your Mouth Mate!

3/26/09   |   Flip62   |   29 respect

Who cares what they think!
Sure as hell not me!